In collaboration with the National Recycling Coalition's Campus Council 

Federal Trade Commission Environmental Marketing Guidance
The FTC publishes guidelines about environmental marketing claims that manufacturers and consumers can use.  The FTC maintains legal resources including over 80 cases.  Complaints can also be filed at the Commission ’s website

EPA created the Waste and Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices- source reduction, recycling, combustion, composting, and landfilling. WARM now recognizes 54 material types and is updated periodically.
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College and University Recycling Council, 2000
An eight page report designed to help mitigate the impacts of soft drink vending operations on recycling and waste management efforts. Includes Sample Wording for Bids, Options to consider in Request for Bids, etc
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This volume-to-weight conversion table is a compilation of several sources by the US EPA 
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This 28 page toolkit compiled by the University of Oregon is intended to be used by colleges and universities as a guide to creating a ZeroWaste campus. Includes sample policies, procedures, and an extensive resource list. Click here.

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The Curb to Compost Toolkit has information on how to include food scrap collection in an existing yard debris program. The site addresses why food scrap collection matters, how to build consensus and awareness, program logistics, and outreach to the residential community.

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EPEAT is a free and trusted source of environmental product ratings that makes it easy to select high-performance electronics that meet an organization’s IT and sustainability goals. Manufacturers register products based on the devices’ ability to meet various criteria developed and agreed upon by diverse stakeholders to address the full lifecycle of an electronic product. The Green Electronics Council and other third-party assessors then audit the accuracy of those claims on an ongoing basis. This system ensures all products listed in the EPEAT database truly represent environmental leadership. 

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Eco-Cycle outlines how to get rid of junk mail in 6 steps. This includes helpful tools and links to end the flow of junk mail. It also includes news about junk mail and an informational video on why we should stop junk mail.
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AASHE Student Sustainability Achievement Award
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APPA Effective and Innovative Practices Award
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American Forest and Paper Association
For more information, click here.

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Awards
The Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth

National Recycling Coalition
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information and to apply, click here 

The Goldman Environmental Prize
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.goldmanprize.org/

Volvo For Life Awards
For more information and to apply, click here 

Arizona Clean and Beautiful
Governor’s Pride Award
For more information, visit http://www.arizonacleanandbeautiful.org/ and click “Programs” on the left.

California Resource Recovery Association
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information and to apply, visit http://crra.com/

University of California/California State University
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information, visit http://sustainability.ucsb.edu/conference/

Illinois Recycling Association
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.illinoisrecycles.org

Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award
Awards available for waste reduction
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Iowa Recycling Association
For more information, click here 

Michigan Recycling Coalition
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information, click here

Recycling Association of Minnesota
For more information, click here

Missouri Recycling Association
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information, visit http://www.mora.org/

Missouri Waste Control Coalition
Awards 

in conjunction with annual conference.  For more information and to apply, click here

Keep Nebraska Beautiful
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.knb.org/

Association of New Jersey Recyclers
For more information, visit http://www.anjr.com/ and click on “Recycling Awards” on the left.

Carolina Recycling Association
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information, visit http://www.cra-recycle.org/

Association of Oregon Recyclers
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aorr.org/

Lane County, Oregon Trashbusters Award
For more information, visit http://www.co.lane.or.us/

Carolina Recycling Association
Awards in conjunction with annual conference
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The Recycle Guys Awards Program
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Virginia Recycling Association Awards 
in conjunction with annual conference
Fore more information, visit http://www.vrarecycles.org/